ParSec in Print [trade paperback] edited by Ian Whates

Product Code: 978-1-80394-329-9
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Brand: Drugstore Indian Press
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A Trade Paperback colection of stories that appeared in the first eight issues of the online magazine.


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A COLLECTION edited by Ian Whates
CATEGORY Speculative fiction
PUBLICATION DATE  September 2023
COVER ART  Ben Baldwin and Vincent Sammy
PAGES  277

Trade Paperback — ISBN 978-1-80394-329-9  [£14.99]


When putting this anthology together, I was determined that it should not be called The Best of ParSec or anything of that ilk. A title such as that would be a slight on those stories that were not selected, suggesting they are in some way inferior to those that have been, and that’s simply not the case.

Permit me to explain.

Two thirds of the stories published in the first seven issues of ParSec, from which this volume is drawn, came to us via the three brief open submission periods we’ve held to date. During those three windows I received around 1,000 submissions. Of these, I’ve accepted just 8%. I’ve turned away some good stories in the process, I know that, but those that have made it into the magazine are all stories I love.

  1. Introduction by Ian Whates
  2. Down and Out Under the Tannhauser Gate – David Gullen
  3. Nineteen Eighty-Nine – Ken MacLeod
  4. A Moment of Zugzwang – Neil Williamson  
  5. From Below – Warren Benedetto
  6. Lustre Mining – Eliza Chan
  7. The Summer Husband – Angela Slatter
  8. Radicalised – Lavie Tidhar
  9. Rotten Things – Kim Lakin
  10. It Only Amplifies – Shih-Li Kow
  11. Personal Satisfaction – Adrian Tchaikovsky
  12. CSGCOVWR – Natalia Theodoridou
  13. Portuguese Essay – George Tom
  14. A Kingdom of Seagrass and Silk – Cécile Cristofari 
  15. Theo Ballinchard And The Oranges Of Possibility – Patrice Sarath
  16. Lovers on the Yuleton Lip – Aliya Whiteley
  17. The Power of 3 – Anna Tambour
  18. Red Horse, Running – Joanne Harris
  19. Umbilical – Teika Marija Smits
  20. Are We Going Under? – Simon Bestwick 
  21. Within The Concrete – Steve Rasnic Tem
  22. The Primacy Of The Cube – Paul Di Filippo
  23. The Equality Virus – Gwyneth Jones
  24. The Operculum Necklace – Alison Littlewood   
  25. But Once a Year – Ramsey Campbell
  26. FiveO’Clock In The Bar At The End Of The World – Bryony Pearce

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